Stage Directions - Stage Right and Stage Left

Stage Directions. Wade Bradford

Most published plays have stage directions written within the text. Oftentimes, those directions are in abbreviated form. Here's what they mean:

C: Center

D: Downstage

DR: Downstage Right

DRC: Downstage Right Center

DC: Downstage Center

DLC: Downstage Left Center

DL: Downstage Left

R: Right

RC: Right Center

L: Left

Left Center:

U: Upstage

UR: Upstage Right

URC: Upstage Right Center

UC: Upstage Center

ULC: Upstage Left Center

UL: Upstage Left